Marvin R. Miner, 96

Published 7:01 am Saturday, May 2, 2020

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Marvin R. Miner, 96, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Spring Valley, Minnesota.

Marvin R. Miner, 96

Marvin Ray Miner was born on Feb. 21, 1924, in Ventura, Iowa, to Ray and Mary (Stites) Miner. He graduated from Austin High School in 1941. He farmed before being drafted into the U.S. Army, then returned to farm with his dad following his service in Japan during World War II. Marvin was united in marriage to Patricia Bloom on Jan. 27, 1952, in Sargeant, Minnesota. He worked at the factory for Minneapolis-Moline & Oliver Farm Equipment. In 1963, Marvin and Patricia moved to Rose Creek, where he worked at the Rose Creek Lumberyard. He later worked at Mayo Clinic, where he retired after 16 years. Marvin was a 75-year member of the American Legion and VFW. Marvin enjoyed being a grandfather; his grandkids were his life and were all very important to him. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, dancing, especially waltzes and polkas, and being surrounded by “exceptionally beautiful women.”

Marvin is survived by his wife, Patricia Miner; his six children, RaeAnn Peterson of Austin, Minnesota, JoEllen (Wayne) Isenberg of Spring Valley, Carol (Craig) Callahan of Austin, Doug (Danna) Miner of Terre Haute, Indiana, Sherilyn (Lynn) Miller of LeRoy, Minnesota, and Wanda (Doug) Edge of Grand Meadow, Minnesota; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren with three more on the way; brother, Skeeter (Shirley) Miner; three sisters, Mary Mortenson, Merryelle Whitaker and Milda (Dave) Weness; sister-in-law, Joan Hegge; brother-in-law, Darrell Bloom; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Merritt; daughter-in-law, Tracy Miner; son-in-law, Daryl Peterson; two brothers, Morris “Mike” (Grace) Miner and Maynard (Marlene) Miner; and two sisters, Meda (William) McCloud and Morna (Bill) Sathre.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley with Shirley Gangstad officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Adams American Legion Post 146 at 321 W. Main St., Adams, MN 55909, or to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum at 2450 540th St., Granite Falls, MN 56241. Online condolences may be left at